Monday, January 17, 2011

The magical art of Shruti Nelson

Baroda artist Shruti Nelson paints a lot of of fascinating and unexpected objects in her work: cars, scooters, motorcycles, animals, women, castles. What make her paintings magical is how she unites these objects in an almost supernal way. Her paintings can be gossamer delicate, yet strong, layered, complex and dazzling.

Shruti's been painting a lot lately. She's collected all of her recent works and will have them on display at the Hacienda Gallery, Kalaghoda on January 24th.

Her paintings seem to have such a diverse gathering of influences that I decided to try and find out more about what inspires her and how it comes together in her work.

Shruti is a terrific person to converse with. She's down to earth, warm, overflowing with thoughts and ideas, and full of positive energy. I had this conversation with her sitting in her studio in Baroda and sorrounded by her stunning paintings.

The full interview is on Line of Sight

Wednesday, January 05, 2011

New maal on Times of India

Contrary to the generally held opinion that I've lost my off-the-wall sense of humor, I very much have it. Its the wall that's missing. That was a joke. Hmm, maybe I have lost it.

Links to some of my posts on my Times of India blog Line of Sight.

Box Office Musings



  • Postergyaan series: Part 1 and 2
    Looking at the subtle messages coded into movie posters
  • Trailernama: Kites
    I take a close, very close, look at the trailer of Kites
  • Interpreting the dhaasu tweets of Salman Khan
    As entertaining as he is on TV, Salman sometimes outdoes himself when the format is informal. I take a look at his tweets and try to decipher what he is really trying to say

Graphic Novels